Not everyone lives in a climate that is conducive to juice cleansing. Drinking cold juice during cold weather can be challenging. Sean and I (Liisa), from Raw Juice Cleanse Recipes live in place where the spring can be quite chilly, so doing a juice cleanse was a bit of a challenge when it got cold. If you live in a climate where it can be cold, even during the spring and the summer and really want to do a juice cleanse (even in the winter), here are some tips on how to keep warm.
Taking a warm bath or shower can help
You feel a lot warmer for a couple of hours. It also can ease some tension, especially in the beginning of a juice cleanse when it can be a little tough. Make it relaxing with some bubble bath, light a candle, and maybe even turn on some relaxing tunes. Make it a therapeutic experience for yourself. Enjoy!
Drink warm herbal teas
Make sure they are caffeine free, because caffeine will slow down the process of detoxification. Herbal teas will not hurt or interrupt your juice cleanse, so go for it. Here are some examples of common examples of herbal teas:
1. Chamomile tea: A nice relaxer soother, helps reduce anxiety. Also try chamomile lavender. Lavender is also caffeine free, but is usually too strong tasting to serve by itself. I personally love Traditional Medicinals Chamomile with Lavender tea. Here is a link to it on Amazon.
There are also other caffeine-free teas on Amazon. I like Traditional Medicinals brand because it’s good quality tea, and is USDA certified organic. Another brand that is good is called Stash. My favorite herbal tea to make is loose leaf tea. You can find loose leaf tea on amazon as well, or at your local natural type grocery in the bulk bin section. It is also cheaper, and can control how much tea you put in there.
2. Nettle tea: It has a bunch of vitamins and mineral and tastes really good! It has a mellow flavor and is great for detoxification. You can find it in the bulk food section of any health food store or coop.
3. Peppermint tea: Refreshing, good for upset stomach, and breaks up congestion. It’s minty flavor makes your mouth feel fresh like you just brushed your teeth.
4. Ginger tea: Good for nausea, upset stomach, and will warm you up inside. You can make your own by grating a little ginger into a cup of very hot water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
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Wrap yourself up in a blanket or an electric blanket
Grab a blanket and wrap it around yourself, the thicker and bigger, the better. If you have an electric blanket, use it. I saw some decent ones on the internet for around $30 and up. They heat up quickly and you will be warm in no time! Here are a few links to electric blankets with good reviews.
Wear warmer clothing
Put on a sweater, throw on a scarf, or slip on a pair of wool socks. Whatever you have that warms you up, put it on. It could help tremendously.
Snuggle up with a loved one
If you have a sweetheart or someone you feel close to, ask them to snuggle. The human body emits a lot of heat. This technique has been used in survival situations during very cold nights. Snuggling is also a great way to bond and create trust with your loved one.
Turn on a heater or light up your fireplace
If you have a heater of a fireplace, fire it up! Even if you turn on the heater for a couple minutes, so you don’t rack up your electricity bill, this will work. Close off an area in your house or go in a small room and heat that up. Sean and I bought an oil heater, so we save money rather than use the wall heater. Oil heaters radiate heat in a way that heat up a whole room rather than a quick blast of heat.
If your hands are cold, run them through warm water
Are your hands cold from touching cold jars of juice? Here’s a quick little trick to warm cold hands. Run them through warm water for several seconds and then dry them off. This will also help your blood circulate better.
Put ginger or cayenne in your juices
They have a heat to them, so drinking them will give you a kick. Ginger and cayenne are thermogenic, which means they produce heat and will even speed up your metabolism. Even if you are not doing a juice cleanse, these two items will help warm you in cold weather, or speed up your metabolism. Who wouldn’t want that?
We include ginger and cayenne in a few of our juicing recipes for weight loss! I recommend you give these recipes a shot! 🙂
Light some candles
Light some candles in your house to create some heat and ambiance. Studies have indicated that people felt warmer with lit candles than people who did not. It’s more of a psychological thing, but even a few candles will create some heat.
I know most of these tips seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes we forget about them and need to be reminded. If you have any other ideas on how to stay warm during a juice cleanse, just let us know and we will put them in this article. I hope these tips can be of some help. Enjoy!
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